Study notes

Production: Batch Production Method (GCSE)

Batch production occurs when many similar items are produced together. Each batch goes through one stage of the production process before moving onto next stage. Good examples include:

  • Cricket bat manufacture
  • Baking / meal preparation
  • Clothing production

The benefits and drawbacks of batch production include:

Advantages of batch production

Making in batches reduces unit costs

Can still address specific customer needs (e.g. size, weight, style)

Use of specialist machinery & skills can increase output and productivity

Disadvantages of batch production:

Time lost switching between batches – machinery may need to be reset

Need to keep stocks of raw materials. Cash also investment in work-in-progress

Potentially de-motivating for staff

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